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June 20, 2013

WSU communication professor analyzes "I Have A Dream" speech for WDET


On June 23rd, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 100,000 people in a march down Woodward Avenue. Later in the day, he gave the first version of his “I Have A Dream” speech. The 50th anniversary of that speech takes place this weekend. Kelly Young is an associate professor of communication at Wayne State University. He spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn. Young says King’s speech in Detroit is very close to the remarks delivered during the March on Washington in August 1963.


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